You can experience the frenetic pulse of modern Burmese life in the pagoda-topped metropolis of Yangon. Or, you can hike wild hills in the old lands of the Shan Kings; meeting lake farmers at Inle and the rusting relics of British rule in Kalaw. There are oodles of ancient temples here too; with places like Bagan coming up trumps with its carved stupas and old Hindu motifs; not to mention fascinating Buddhist relics and some seriously sun-kissed beaches lining the Bay of Bengal. Lets explore 9 best places to visit in Myanmar:
Top best place to visit in Myanmar
1, Inle Lake
Inle Lake about 11 km wide, stretches 22km from the north to the south and lies at an altitude 875 meters above sea level. When travel on the lake you will experience many emotions when pass through floating houses, the local boats, the fisherman in traditional Longyi dress like artists boating on one foot among staggeringly water waves … This is a place that the guest shouldn’t forget when traveling Burma.
2, Ubein Bridge
U Bein Bridge in Amarapura old village is the longest teak bridge in the world (1.2km). Nearly 200 years old wooden bridge that spans the river is the way home of the Amarapura villagers; pilgrim path of the monks wears long robes. Sunset in U Bein bridge is very brilliant and impressive, and any visitor just seen it in once will remember forever.
3, Golden Rock
Climbing to Kyaikhtiyo temple – also known as the Golden Rock; and enjoy the stunning views from the top of the mountain is also a new experience. Golden Rock famous by the protruding and gilded surface. Legend has it that, even it has a very little area touch with the surface of the mountain but it still standing there is due to the hair piece of the Buddha hold it.
4, Shwedagon pagoda
Was built more than 2,500 years ago; Shwedagon Pagoda was circulated as a place to keep 8 Buddha’s hairpiece. The main tower of the temple is 98 meters high and be covered by more than 30 tons of gold; hundreds of diamonds. Traveling to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon at any time of the day; you will be overwhelmed by the yellow color of the gold.
With 2,220 Buddhist temples left today (in about 13,000 temples in the peak period); you can freely to explore the beauty of Burma traditional architecture. Bagan temples are located close to each other; so you can depend on conditions to choose the suitable way of movement, such as walking, cycling, bus, tuk tuk or even balloon ride.
6, Mrauk U old city
It is the second largest central of pagodas and temples in Burma. At this place you will see the temples built with bricks remained from the 15th century, nestled in the hills and small villages. Especially, you will feel like this place is a land of myth, by the haze that covered the city in the morning.
7, Ngapali beach
Ngapali beach is the most popular beach in Burma. It can be seen as the most beautiful tropical beach on the Bay of Bengal with white sand beaches and beautiful resort around.
Putao has long been seen as the gateway to climb the Himalayas mountains; it is a very familiar place to the guests who love the rock climbing. His area is one of the places with the most biodiversity in the world; with an average of about 30 to 40 new floras and faunas be discovered each year.
9, Inwa village
Inwa is pretty small village nestled on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. This ancient village is a famous destination with many legacy as monastery Bagaya Kyaung; the monastery has 267 huge teak pillars or the leaning tower of 27m high -Nanmyin. Besides, the routine still follows the habit from hundred years ago of villagers is also a unique attraction.
Above are 9 best places to visit in Myanmar rated by our Burma Travel Consultant.